(Closed) Skin allergies and Hot Spots

posted 5 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Can I use Gold Bond on my Dog?
    Yes? : (3 votes)
    75 %
    No - it's toxic to dogs : (1 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t know anything about using gold bond.. but I’m betting your best bet would to be ask your vet and give her the benedryl in the meantime.

     

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If she has contact allergies (pollen, plants, dust, etc) there are certain medications she can be on to help her symptoms.  Additionally if you were interested, veterinary dermatologists can do skin testing to identify what she is reacting to and create allergy shots for her.  I would start there before using Gold Bond powder.  Even if you don’t want to go with allergy testing, a dermatologist may be very helpful to getting her symptoms under control.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Starling13:  then you should make an appointment with the vet asap and tell him/her how your dog reacts to benedryl. I agree with the pp that maybe you should go to a dermatologist if you prefer.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have an english bulldog and our vet recommends “Malacetic wipes” and then gold bond on top to relieve the itching and keep it dry!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Starling13:  I think there are some in private practice, they are usually associated with vet schools.  Not sure where you live, but you can put your info in here to find one closest to you: http://www.acvd.org/locator/locator.asp

    There are different medications than Benadryl for allergies that have less side effects.  If your vet doesn’t carry them the dermatologist definitely will.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Starling13:  Our bully has a corkscrew tail that itches underneath and can grow yeast, and also his eye folds– so we do the malecetic wipes — you can also try vagisil wipes — then pat dry with a paper towel, and then the gold bond. We have used it for 3 years and it relieves our bulldog with no problems.

    Are these like open sores? I would say you def need to call your vet and get a script for his itching but for tonight, you could apply the gold bond to see if it helps. It keeps my bullies wrinkles dry and no moisture=no infection. As you can see in my pic below — bullies eye folds get dirty and wet — so gold bond does wonders!

     

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We had the same problem with our Lab but then we moved houses and it has since all cleared up. We are pretty sure it was the buffalo grass causing her the allergies.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would tell you the Gold Bond wont hurt your dog, so try that. Also possibly try vagisil medicated wipes? It seems to soothe my bullies eye wrinkles and not burn like the malacetic wipes do. Good Luck:)

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee

    Get your dog allergy tested!Our American Bulldog is allergic to everything (including human dander).

    She is on hypoallergenic food with added omega 3 fish oil for her skin, a very expensive but efffective allergy mediation called Atopica (no side effects) and we need to give her a mediacted bath every week. Even then, she still sometimes gets itchy when there are alot of allergens in the air (beginning spring and fall). My advice to you is to get insurance if you don’t already have it, and get your dog tested to see if there are things you can simply avoid.

    Also, you can give your dog some human allergy medications like reactine, it will work in about 30% of cases.

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